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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 5th, 2018

Forsyth

Joel Evan Edwards, 49, Canton
  Joel Evan Edwards 49, of Canton, Ga passed away on April 2, 2018. He is survived by his wife Susanne Edwards. Parents Donald and Judith Edwards. Chidren Brian Ed ...

Gwinnett

Joyce Dooly Figueroa, 61, Buford
Joyce Dooly Figueroa, age 61, of Buford, GA, died Thursday, April 5, 2018 after an extended illness. A funeral service will be held Friday, April 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Hamilton Mi ...

Habersham

Mary Patricia Sumner, 85, Clarkesville
Mrs. Mary Patricia Sumner, age 85 of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 with her loving daughters, Lynne and Maryette, by her side, aided by the Northeast Georgia ...

Hall

Tony Louis Burchardt, 52, Gainesville
  Tony Louis Burchardt, 52, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at ...
William Yates Irvin, 95, Gainesville
LCDR, William Yates Irwin, age 95 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday April 05, 2018 at his residence of 32 years following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedul ...

Jackson

Mrs. Glenda Estelle Logan Bennett, age 75 of Commerce died Thursday, April 5, 2018 at her residence.  Mrs. Bennett was born in Homer to the late, Gordon (Buck) and Mary Edith ...
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.